First, some good news. I have new fabric (see above) to replace the home dyed fabric job which went so wrong. I studiously refrained from dwelling on the cost as I handed over my bank card. It is a lovely shade of yellow, its a stretch cotton garbardine and I don’t have to go near any dye. That’s all that matters right now!
The organza was no problem at all to dye and happily matches up with the new fabric. This evening was spent pressing the whole lot (quite a few meters in all) in preparation for cutting out.
Now, this is where it gets interesting. As I am about to embark on a 2 week holiday this weekend and my dressmaking course ends mid July. I also have the small matter of finding a new housemate, and visiting my sister to celebrate her Master’s graduation (another 4 days overseas at the end of the month). In short, I am rather pressed for time.
I am hoping I am not cutting it too fine (pun intended) in flitting off now, but if I don’t go at this stage of the year there won’t be any holiday available at work for quite some time. I’ve made another mini skirt to demonstrate gathering pattern drafting (still to blog about), and hope to make a final mini skirt to show off roulou loop closures.
I’ve figured out the following tasks still have to be ticked off the to do sewing list:
Draft a facing (shouldn’t be too hard)
Redraft front of toile dress skirt to check fit
Cut out and sew final dress
Research a current fashion designer linked to Dior (have chosen Thierry Mugler)
Print off all the neatly written text for my portfolio and stick the whole thing together, samples and all
Get everything neatly presented and in order (I know this bit will take a LOT of time)
I think the above is hopefully doable. I have my work (to) cut out. But I have done a fair bit too, so hope this will stand me in good stead. Please wish me luck!